Saturday, September 13, 2014

John McCain is wrong

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Jon Soltz from the organization, and I started a petition to the United States Congress and President Barack Obama, which says:

John McCain has been wrong on just about everything in Iraq and Afghanistan—and now he's wrong about wanting to arm the Syrian rebels.

John McCain was wrong in the lead-up to the Iraq War, about the Surge in Iraq, the Surge in Afghanistan, wrong on Libya, the GI Bill and even Don't Ask Don't Tell.

He's also, unsurprisingly, wrong about arming the Syrian rebels.

VoteVets cannot support sending arms to Syrian rebels that many reports continue to suggest are still fighting alongside some of the same groups we fought against in Iraq, and are even reportedly entering into truces with ISIS.

The United States has spent $25 billion to train and equip Iraqi Security forces which were overrun by ISIS earlier this year. $500 million in arms and training to a less effective force only guarantees, at best, a stalemate that is passed to the next president. Or, worse, potentially obligate even more U.S. forces in the region at a later date. Or worst of all, a chance that Syrian rebels who enter into deals with ISIS share our arms with them, who then use our own arms in their campaign of brutal terror.

John McCain has been dangerously wrong about so much, and Americans have paid the price in lives and treasure.

He's wrong about arming the Syrian conflict, as well. It's time to stand up to John McCain, and tell Congress to, as well.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Jon Soltz,

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